Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - February, 2023
Marine heatwaves are decimating sea urchins, molluscs and other life at WA’s Rottnest Island.
'Greenwashing' case underway
ASIC is, for the first time, taking a company to court over claims of ‘greenwashing’.
PFAS pledge heard
The Federal Government has apologised for the impacts of PFAS contamination in one part of NSW.
Pollution toll tallied
Experts estimate that vehicle emissions could cause over 11,000 deaths a year.
Bowen commits to Snowy
The energy minister concedes that the Snowy 2.0 project is problematic, but says it will not be canned.
Conflict costs measured
British scientists have calculated how much the war in Ukraine has affected global energy prices.
Murray buybacks mulled
The Federal Government could restart water buybacks to meet Murray-Darling Basin Plan targets.
CCS set for GAB
Serious questions are being asked about where Glencore can store waste carbon dioxide in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB).
El Niño Antarctic effect checked
New research led by scientists at CSIRO shows that future increases in the strength of El Niño may accelerate the irreversible melting of ice shelves and ice sheets in Antarctica.
Green path laid for industry
An expert consultation process has laid out a path to decarbonisation in Australia.
Big new battery tested
Australian researchers have commissioned the biggest large-scale iron flow battery outside of the United States.
CSIRO links for future work
Australian and US scientists are combining their smarts to tackle global challenges.
Gas to back WA coal exit
Western Australia has announced plans to wean itself off coal entirely within seven years.
Plibersek issues plastic warning
Federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek has threatened to regulate to improve recycling rates.
Ranger plans slow
A government agency has explained a delay in plans for a new Indigenous ranger strategy.
Seawater split for hydro boost
Australian researchers are making hydrogen fuel directly from seawater, in a huge advance for the technology.
Gas study undermined
The CSIRO has been criticised over the findings of a report on fracking in the Beetaloo Basin.
Superbugs linked to pollution
Experts say that in order to reduce the threat of superbugs, the world must cut down on pollution.
Court hears clearing claims
The Northern Territory government is facing two separate lawsuits over a land clearing permit.